Is a Laser Temperature Thermometer Gun or a Donut Probe Better for Your Shop?
Should you use a donut probe or a laser temperature thermometer gun to check for the proper cure? Both methods are commonly found in the screen printing trade. But is one better than the other? With two options, here’s a guide for what you’ll want to use in your shop.
If You Had to Pick One, Which Would You Choose: A Flash Unit or Tabletop Conveyor Dryer?
As much as a new business owner may wish and strive for it, not all have a budget to cover all their startup expenses. So, decisions have to be made and creative solutions have to be discovered. New screen printers may find themselves in this dilemma. Sometimes, they might have to pick one piece of equipment over another, like deciding between a conveyor dryer and a flash dryer. How do you know which is the better investment? Well, it depends on what you want to do. Here are three factors to consider to help you decide which is better for your shop.
How to Create a Heat Map for Screen Printing Using Puff Additive
Do you know where the sweet spot is on your flash dryer? Every flash unit has an area that gives off the most consistent heat. How do you find out where that is? Print expert Colin Huggins has a solution: creating a heat map using puff ink. Let’s find out how he does it.
How to Get the Best Fountain Prints
Fountain prints are a great way to get a little creative with your inks. You can make a personalized, unique design without using multiple screens. The great thing about fountain printing is that no two shirts are the same, but if your process is dialed in, fountain prints can be repeated for print runs or just done for one shirt. How do you make these prints really stand out? In the video, print enthusiast Josh Wells shows you how it’s done.
Printing with Plastisol vs. Water Based Ink
Screen printers debate which is better: plastisol or water-based ink. Some printers start out with plastisol ink, while others opt to jump right into water-based printing. But how are they different? Why would you use one over the other? Ink master Colin Huggins lays out the differences and nuances to printing each type of ink. You’ll be able to decide which ink is best for your shop.
Using Low Cure To Print Plastisol On Athletic Wear
One of the biggest demands in the printing industry is athletic printing. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when printing on a polyester fabric using low cure. 1. Dye migration: This happens when a polyester fabric hits a certain temperature, usually between 300˚ and 310˚. At this temperature, the dye in […]
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